Parent Resource Center for Special Ed

  • The CCPS Parent Resource Center for Special Education exists to provide a resource for parents, educators, and the community that will benefit all youth with disabilities. The center provides training, resources, and linkages between the school and community. Staffed by parents and educators, the center activities include but Center are not limited to the following:

    • Maintain a lending library of articles, newsletters, books, and videotapes on a wide range of special education topics such as special education law, types of disabilities, support groups, and recreational opportunities.
    • Seek ways to encourage and strengthen communication between parents and school personnel.
    • Refer families to local support groups, workshops, and advocacy groups.
    • Provide an opportunity for families to network and share ideas and experiences.
    • Link experienced parents to parents of newly identified children with similar special needs.
    • Offer support to parents who need someone to talk to on an individual basis in a confidential, supportive atmosphere.

    The CCPS Parent Resource Center for Special Education is a cooperative program that includes the:

     familysupport Family Support Network of the Cecil County Infants & Toddlers Program
    Family Support Network Coordinator

     partnersforsuccess Partners for Success of the Cecil County Public Schools Special Education Program
    Katie Seymour - Partners For Success Coordinator

    PreschoolPartners Preschool Partners Program
    Mary Amerman -  Pre-School Partners Coordinator

    *If Cecil County Public Schools are closed, the PRC office will be closed.
    *If CCPS is delayed due to inclement weather, PRC events for that day will be canceled.

    The PRC maintains an email distribution list to provide information about PRC events, to inform about local resources and local agency program opportunities that are relevant to families with children, birth to 21, with special needs or delays. Would you like to be added to the PRC email distribution list? If so, please fill out this google form: PRC email distribution list registration form. Please contact the PRC at with any questions.   

PRC Resources

PRC Hours

  • Due to COVID-19, the PRC office at Gilpin Manor Elementary School is currently closed, but we are available by email at

    All of our upcoming events will be virtual. Please see our events calendar linked below. 
    Please contact us if we can be of any assistance to you. 


Upcoming Closings / Schedule Changes

  • ** Please note that all playgroups have been cancelled until all school buildings can open for all students safely **

  • What's Happening?

    Fall 2020 Events Flier

  • For a direct link to the PRC Calendar click HERE